Re: Xorg leaking
On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 13:48:38 -0800
Bill Moseley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 01:22:39PM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > on Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 01:09:55PM -0800, Bill Moseley (email@example.com) wrote:
> > > Anyone else experiencing leaks in Xorg?
> > Yep, yep, yep....
> > As gravity (David Nusinow, packager) says, "it's what it does best".
> > Presumably if you want to help you could run it under valgrind.
> Ok, I can try -- but it seems to leak somewhat slowly. It's just that
> I tend to keep my desktop running for months at a time.
> I have a root window image that updates ever five minutes. I thought
> I saw somewhere were that might be the leak, but I couldn't see it
> leak by updating my root window.
For me it has always been process related. X seems to develop some insane
memory leak and then when I close the offending process things are ok again.
Can't recall now what where suspect culprits (I think it was something either
web/flash related or dri).
Try closing programs when that happens and see after each one if things go back
> Any special way of running it under valgrind? I have it installed but
> haven't needed it's services in a while -- thank goodness.
> The other bad thing is when I exit Xorg I don't get my console screen
> back. I get a black screen with large green blocks scattered around
> the screen. Running "reset" doesn't fix, but I can run "startx"
> again. That's a drag.
> Bill Moseley
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